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Texas Tech Pain Symposium

It's estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. That's according to the National Institute of Medicine.      

If you are one of those, the good news is your doctor may find a new treatment option for you, after attending a national pain symposium this weekend at Texas Tech.      

Dr. Miles Day, an anesthesiologist, says they've been offering this for 31 years, and every year, there is more to learn about treating chronic pain.  

"It's the art of medicine, not a science, so we're always learning, or developing new techniques to address pain components, so if we can, we take kind of the forefront type of procedures, bring them in to Lubbock, teach them at our symposium, so, like you said, those physicians can go back to communities and use those techniques to help their patients."

The 31st annual Pain Symposium starts tomorrow morning, Friday, June 6th. It runs from 6:45 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 7th, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, June 8th, from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

It is intended only for health care providers. If you have not registered already, you can still do that at the academic classroom building in the morning.  For more information, you can email myra.jones@ttuhsc.edu

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